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For the first few times, use CLP to clean the primer tray to begin with.
This will get out all the grim and any surface rust as you give it a few drops, then wipe it all off with a clean patch.

As for once you get the try clean with a few cleanings (CLP will leave behind a layer of teflon, even when you think you have it all wiped off, then move to the Johnson paste wax, that will last so you don't have to give the tray a Good CLP cleaning before each use.



Lastly, double check to make sure that you have the tray set level at the back, and that you have the back end jacked up as far as you can via the back strap that bolts to the back of the cross plate. The bottom curve section should be level'ish with the side of the primer tray, and if it bend upwards, give it a tweak to get the bottom section of the Chute bend level with the primer assembly. Hence the problem may not be that the chute is not slick enough, but the tray not set level to feed correctly instead.
 

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Thanks Dano

I have the "wave" primer tray

I've built my own vibrator, it's switched on by gear rack to bushings. Have speed control on vibrator speed. Works good when primer tray is clean but after 400-500 not so good

I'll check the level on back of tray, clean and wax it

Thanks again

Steve
 

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You really don't need a vibrator for the wave try, since the movement of the primer assembly just moving up and down, will still jolt the tray enough to for the primers to feed down the tray correctly as well.

So step one, start from the chute to the side of the primer assembly and make sure that the bottom loop of the chute is level to the side of the primer assembly.

Next, work up the side of the chute and tweak it to get the back of the tray level next. Don't try to level the tray via the weld connection point to the tray since you will snap the weld, but in the upper bending of the chute instead.

Now with these down, you need to tweak the chute to tray at the weld just enough to give the chute a slight angle to it.

Truth be told, the screw up with the wave system was the spring used, instead of just the solid bracket used for the attachment point of the try to the bracket. With the solid bracket before the wave system, when the primer assembly cam down, it greatly increased the angle of the tray, while with the spring system, some of that is sucked up via the spring instead. So if you are comparing a cross plate mounted primer tray, to a wave system tray, the wave system tray needs more tray angle to begin with.

Hence the spring is play was to increase the life of the welds of the chute to tray before the snapped, but since it decreased the amount that the chute would angle down as the primer assembly is pushed down via the cross plate (spring sucking some of this up), you have to increase the tray angle to start with. And yes, some spring tweaking is involved, since in the end, the tray needs both front wards angle, but the back level so the primers feed down it correctly as well.

So using the below photo, We can tell that even this machine needs some primer chute and tray tweaking.


The chute off the side of the primer assembly is angled too far upwards, and it need to be tweaked more downwards. The back of the tray is not level, and going to be a nightmare feeding primers down the tray without binding problems on the guides. And the bracket/spring is not straight up and down to the bottom of the tray, which is causing not only the above problems, but will still make pulling the tool head to change them out a PITA as well.

Here is how it should be tweaked to feed correctly.
Note, notice the increased angle of the tray when the bottom of the chute has been tweaked to level it out correctly, and about half way up the chute and the tweak bend to it to get the back of the chute level'ish as well.

Hence get the chute/tray correctly tweaked, and the tray can be covered in dust, and it will still feed correctly without having to slick up the chute surface instead (read CLP, then wax is not to slick the surface up, but to just give it a protected layer so it does not corrode up instead).
 
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